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Question about Brooks Brothers Social Primer blazer

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by potemkin_city_limits, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. potemkin_city_limits

    potemkin_city_limits Senior member

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    I have a question about the Brooks Brothers Social Primer navy blazer. I was in the store here in Toronto today and I tried one on in a size 38 and it felt a little snug in the waist which I thought was weird since it says on their website that its a Fitzgerald fit and all the other Fitzgerald jackets in size 38 fit me perfectly. I asked one of the guys working there what was up with the sizing and he said that it isn't a Fitzgerald fit and that it was a Cambridge.

    Do they make the Social Primer blazer in the Cambridge fit or does it only come in Fitzgerald? They only have the Fitz listed on their website.
     
  2. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I'd buy the size that fits you.
     
  3. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    +1. I own the blazer and I got it in a size 41S. I'm usually a 40R. I don't think there's a need to try and pin down the cut so long as you find the one that fits you.
     
  4. potemkin_city_limits

    potemkin_city_limits Senior member

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    What excellent advice. I wonder why I didn't think of that before posting.

    Its hard to know exactly what size fits you when the information given by the sales associate is potentially wrong and I have no way of trying on another size when they dont have one in stock. If they make the jacket in multiple fits but only sell the Fitz on their site but have a Cambridge in store then I can just order one and be done with it, but if they only make it in Fitz and this particular jacket happens to fit smaller than their usual sizing in that style then I can just look for a different jacket that I like better.
     
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  5. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    If you have them order it for you then you don't have to worry about paying shipping. And if it doesn't fit you get to walk out of the store with no problem. Or you can try on another jacket that is for sure Cambridge and see if they fit the same/which size of Cambridge fits you the best. Or you can ask another SA. In any event I don't think it will be that major of an inconvenience to get the fit right or at least answer your question definitively.

    I know this is the second season they're offering this blazer, so they may have changed the cut year-over-year. I'm almost 100% sure mine (from last winter) is a Fitz. But it's the only BB tailored item I own, so I wouldn't be able to differentiate between cuts.
     
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  6. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Like the pythagorean theorem, there is no solution.
     
  7. bourbonbasted

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    FYI, in case you or anyone else is interested in the Cambridge model, Ivy Style has just written a piece on it here. It appears that the cut is brand new and there is no mention of the Social Primer coat at all. Not to mention the price point seems to be higher on all Cambridge models. So I'm assuming (take that with a grain of salt) that the SA was incorrect...
     
  8. reef

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    Does anyone know where you can get one of these in a size 39R? Online being sold out obviously. Cheers
     

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